Friday, May 26, 2017

Giro, Stage 19: Where Are You?

Some of the others taking advantage of the GC podium battle were, Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale).  Zakarin was flicking his elbow trying to get Pozzovivo to come around and take a turn on the front.  When he didn't come around, Zakarin looked behind, but couldn't find the little Italian,  Behind the duo, you can see the Jolly Roger flag in memory of the beloved Italian cyclist, Marco Pantani.  Down the road, the new favored Italian, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana were racing for the Maglia Rosa.  Somehow there was no imagery of the two crossing the line, with Quintana getting a couple of seconds on the Italian.  At the end of the day, the Maglia Rosa went to Quintana, Dumoulin moved to second and Nibali held his third place.  His retort to Dumoulin is looking a little more prophetic.

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